Monthly Archives: July 2011

Bad Teacher

Bad Teacher is one of those films you probably wouldn’t intentionally want to go and see but would infact regret it if you didn’t. It was quite amusing with a few “did they really do that” moments but could have been funnier. Hats off to the cast though as they were brilliant.

Casting Cameron Diaz as the terrible teacher was a good move as was having Justin Timberlake and Jason Segel as her love interests. While she was after the rich, sensitive guy all along you’d wish she would go for the funny guy she had much more in common with.

I liked it and wished we had teachers that would let us watch movies in class when I was at school like she did but I wouldn’t buy it on DVD to add to our collection. All in all Bad Teacher gets a respectable, could have been better 7 out of 10.

Next review is unknown as there are far too many coming up in the next few weeks to decide which one to see first. Harry Potter and Captain America will be among them though!

Until then x

X-Men: First Class

A brilliant cast for a brilliant film. This prequel to the X-Men series is indeed First Class as it takes you back to the humble beginnings of Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr before they became Professor X and Magneto. At the height of the cold war between the United States and Soviet Union another army is building. Sebastian Shaw is gathering together the Mutants of the world and pushing the world powers’ buttons to begin World War 3 so that in the event of a nuclear appocalypse out of the ashes they will rise. With tensions mounting it is down to Charles and Erik to save the world with their own army of Mutants. But Erik has his own secret agenda for going after Shaw.

All in all this prequel was needed really as it explains an awful lot to the backgrounds of our favourite Marvel superheroes. Featurning a fantastic cast: Kevin Bacon, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and a good cameo with Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) not playing his signature character it gets a whopping 9 out of 10 from me.

Next Review: Bad Teacher

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (3D)

Oooh, Transformers (the robots in disguise) in 3D? Yes, I will take some of that! Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and the likes just as they should be! So I hear this is Shia LaBeuof’s last outing as Sam Witwicky which is a pity really as his character works well for the movie. His reasons for leaving are because “I don’t have to act much” so obviously blockbuster movies and hanging out with actors like Patrick Dempsey and Josh Duhamel aren’t appealing…yeah, I guess I can see where he is coming from…I mean, who in their right mind would want to be in the same room as two very appealing actors like that…? My question is though, if there is to be a fourth, which it’s open enough to, will we have another actor playing Sam or will we have a completely different lead character all together? I await to see!

Anyway, the plot is good. And as always there is a huge battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons which takes place on our home planet. Maybe bringing Cybertron a little closer would be a good idea or for us humans to rid our world of those robots we have taken on as allies…of course this is going to lead to utter chaos.

Probably the best of the three and with John Malkovich in it and also featuring the voice of the great Leonard Nimnoy it would have been a 9 out of 10 for me. However, due to the technical hic-ups experienced at Cineworld, Crawley about half an hour into the film it loses half a mark of having to endure the first half hour again because it decided to start itself again. Hmm, think the decepticons may have had a hand in that somewhere… Final score 8.5 out of 10.

Next Review: X-Men First Class.

The Green Lantern (3D)

A much anticipated but slightly overated take on the classic Marvel comics, Ryan Reynolds stars as Hal Jordan/The Green Lantern in this visually spectacular, 3D stunning box office smash. All comic book fans know the story; average Joe gets his chance to save the world when he becomes the chosen one to take on the bad guys of the galaxy. But when Hal decides to walk away from his destiny he quickly changes his mind when his own planet is at threat.

Featuring a brilliant cast including the awesome Tim Robbins this movie will suit all fans of the old comic books and those who are heavilly into their special effects as The Green Lantern certainly tops it with that. And of course a treat for the ladies with the visually pleasing Ryan Reynolds. All in all The Green Lantern gets a thumbs up from me with a respectable 8 out of 10.

Next Review: Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon to follow.